Gulp Alive Mangrove Jack

Sunday 26 September 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! Today's casting session started at noon, not the normal early morning. The lure I decided to use was a Berkley Gulp Alive which I haven't use for a very long time. Fish weren't biting that afternoon but around 1500hrs, Tyco landed a 400g Mangrove Jack using a YO-ZURI Hardcore lure (aka Jamie). Half an hour later, I caught a Jack around 300g. It was my first Jack using Gulp Alive and hopefully in the future, I will catch more using this fantastic SP. Encik Rahman who arrived around 1700hrs caught a Juvenile Barramundi using a SP. No picture on the Barra tho' and I don't know why he didn't take a photo before releasing it. Haha! As for Mr Marshmallow man, he didn't catch anything but yesterday, he did caught a Juvenile Barra. Those two boys were on fire!! Anyways, here are some pics, enjoy. (^^,)

My first Jack on a Berkley Gulp Alive
Jack around 300g
Last week's catch, a Tarpon using IMA lure
NOTE: Jack was "Catch & Release" so we'll see 'em bigger next time.

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Zool's big catch

Saturday 18 September 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! It's fishing weekend ... so Zool, Tyco and I decided to meet up at Sangkar Pak Rois. It was raining early in the morning but that didn't stop us from casting. We got there at around 0545hrs and met Zool half hour later. As we were casting, there weren't many signs of the predatory fish but loud chomping noises could be heard from afar. The only person who got a strike at that area was Zool, with a 1.2kg Jack. As he pulled the fish out of the water, we enviously watched him smiled and sang, "...dimulakan dengan Bismillah, disudahi dengan Alhamdulillah ...". Haha! Tyco and I didn't have much success so all of us moved to another area. There, Tyco caught one Jack, whereas I caught two Jacks and a juvenile Estuary Cod. That afternoon became very hot and our tummies were playing drums. Zool invited us to his home and his mom was nice enough to prepare lunch. The menu was steamed Mangove Jack (caught that morning) with chilies, salted vegetables and some sour stuff. It was delicious and Tyco enjoyed it the most. Our bellies were stuffed, and we thanked Zool for a great meal. So below are some pics and hope you'll enjoy. (^^,)   

Zool's 1.2kg Jack using a soft plastic lure
1st strike of the day

300g Jack using YO-ZURI lure

2nd strike of the day

Juvenile Estuary Cod using an Ecogear lure
3rd strike of the day

Jack around 200g using YO-ZURI lure

NOTE: All of my catch and Tyco's were "Catch and Release" except for Zool. Thanks again to Zool for a great meal. (^^,)

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Quick Cast after work

Thursday 16 September 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! Tyco and I went for a quick cast right after I got off from work. As usual, we went to the same spot and each of us caught a Jack and I also caught a juvenile Tarpon. I must say, using a baitcast really get you addicted. Although getting backlashed is quite common, I think I've improved slightly in that area. I understand that in order for me to avoid a bird's nest, I must educate my thumb or cast it gently by using my wrist (a bit like basketball when you shoot a 3-pointer). I guess I have to keep practicing until I get the hang of it or keep watching videos on YouTube. Haha! I still need to figure out how to cast accurately and that will be a different story. Well y'all enjoy the pictures. (^^,)

Juvenile Jack with YO-ZURI aka Jamie lure

Juvenile Tarpon also using Jamie lure

NOTE: All fish were "Catch & Release" cause there is NO POINT of bringing home an under size fish where they can grow bigger for you to catch next time.

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Beraya @ LRG7 with Tyco

Monday 13 September 2010 0 comments

Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! Today is the last day of my 4 days of Raya break so I made sure I make good use of it before I get stressed out at work tomorrow. Haha! It was low tide this morning so we decided to go at around 1500hrs just when the tide starts to come in. It was worth the outing as Tyco and I caught 4 Jacks in total. All jacks were below 300g but it was enjoyable since we were using light tackle. Tyco was using Berkley braid, 6lb test and I was using Spiderwire INVISI-BRAID, 8lb test. I remember when I started fishing, all of us were using Power Pro 30lb test and it kinda make me laugh a bit when I think about it now. So for those who wanted to try light tackle, I would truly recommend it and from there you will experience the true fight of the fish. Anyways, below are some pictures from today's catch, so enjoy. (^^,)  

Mangrove Jack using my favorite ANRE'S FLIT lure

 Jack around 200g

My second catch

NOTE: All fish were "Catch & Release". Like I said previously, the fish wanted to celebrate Hari Raya. Haha!

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3rd Raya Casting


Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! On behalf of my family, I would like to say "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin" (Eid Mubarak) to all muslims around the world especially, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. (^^,) After missing from action for 20 days, Tyco and I returned yesterday morning at the usual place. With the new gear I bought recently, I caught 3 Tarpons and a juvenile Barra. Tyco also used a new fishing reel, a Shimano Nasci 3000 and only a juvenile Jackaroonie were successfully caught by 'em. I must say, it was kinda difficult using Cardiff as I always get myself backlashed most of the time. I guess practice makes perfect and gonna have to watch YouTube to find some hints and tricks. Haha! So if anyone out there is a pro at using a baitcast, please share some pointers with me. Cheers y'all!

First Barra using Shimano Cardiff 100A and Compre with ANRE'S FLIT lure

Juvenile Barra around 200g. Small but fun

Another angle

Hungry Tarpon

1st of Syawal with my wife and boys

NOTE: All fish were "Catch & Release" cause they want to celebrate Hari Raya. Haha!

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Shimano Cardiff, Stradic CI4 & Compre


Assalamualaikum and 안 녕! Just wanted to share you with what I've bought lately. I have always wanted to have a go on a baitcasting reel and when I heard Zool had planned to go to Singapore, it was an opportunity for me to ask him kindly to get me some IMA lures and Shimano Cardiff 100A. Then I asked myself what rod should I pair it with my Cardiff. I immediately thought that I should ask a friend of mine who is the master of ordering fishing gears and parts. Muncip recommended me to pair it with Shimano Compre rod and since he knows a lot, I didn't hesitate to place an order. And also, I bought myself a spinning reel, a Shimano Stradic CI4. So below are some pics of my new gears and I hope you'll get inspired so you too can have a go at a baitcasting reel


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